By Bassey Ibiatisuho
Nigeria’s national 400m champion, Imaobong Nse Uko has made the list of athletes released by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria – AFN for the 2023 World Championship in Budapest, Hungary holding from 19 to 27 of August.
Imaobong will participate in the Women’s 400m and 4x400m events at the world championship.
The 19 year old outclassed her peers to claim her first 400m national title at the Nigerian Championships in Benin, Edo State last month, winning the women’s final A with 52.07s, well ahead of Omolara Omotosho who placed 2nd in 52.87s and Queen Usunobun who came 3rd in 53.16s.
She also qualified for the women’s 4x400m event alongside Omolara Omotosho, Patience Okon-George, Ella Onojuvwevwo during the Lagos Athletics Club Series running a season’s best of 32:27:61s to move up to 14th and punch their ticket to the World Championships.
According to a release from the athletic body, notable Nigerian male athletes like Itshekiri Usheoritshe, Ashe Favour, Seye Ogunlewe, Alaba Akintola, Fakorede Adekalu, Karlington Anunagba, and Enekwechi Chukwuebuka were listed.
For the females, Ese Brume, George Patience Okon, Sucess Umukoro, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Ruth Usoro Deborah Oke and Pamela Amaechi made the cut.